Gone at 20 in Childbirth, Mourned Evermore


SEG 9.193 (Cyrene, 1st/2nd Century CE) “This grave holds Plauta who lived twenty years, Pregnant twice, leaving a single child, She was equal to the goddesses, But perished through sickness and childbirth. Her loomcloth goes unknown In the shadow and her talkative shuttle Sits similarly on her skilled distaff. Yet the fame of her life […]

Gone at 20 in Childbirth, Mourned Evermore

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